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5:51am

Sun December 25, 2011
Community

Rosa Gonzales Gives Emergency Assistance

Rosa Gonzales works out of the Murphy Center that houses several organizations that help those in desperate financial situations.
Daniel Skeen

You have a $932 utility bill and no way to pay it. Imagine that it’s winter, and if your electricity gets shut off, you will have no heat. Imagine you have a daughter who just had surgery and can’t work and has four kids you for which you are caring.

That’s only one situation that Rosa Gonzales has dealt with as the emergency assistance coordinator of Catholic Charities of Larimer County. The agency is a recipient of the Northern Colorado Empty Stocking Fund.

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8:59am

Sat December 24, 2011
Music

Weekend Audition: A Bluegrass 'Night Before Christmas' and a charmer from SHEL

Screen capture from 'The Night Before Christmas'

Sharing two seasonal treasures-- and not your grandfather's carols!

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7:43am

Sat December 24, 2011
Music

The Music of 2011: The Complete List

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Amazing albums were released this year - powerhouse works by Adele, Arcade Fire, BeirutBon Iver, Burlap to Cashmere, Coldplay - as well as great albums by Brett Dennen (fun!), Feist, Fleet Foxes, Gomez, Lisa Hannigan, Mumford & SonsPaul Simon, and more! All of these should lead a list of favorites of 2011.

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12:20pm

Fri December 23, 2011
Business

Beer Boosts Larimer County Economy

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Beer is big business in Larimer County. That’s according to a new report by Colorado State University economic researchers. The industry supported more than 930 direct jobs in 2010.

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8:48am

Fri December 23, 2011
Music

The Music of 2011: Day 5

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These two stunning albums are from artists that stopped me in my tracks; not only with their recorded projects, but their live performances as well...

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